Kids Series: Raising Leaders, Artists, Engineers & Goofballs

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Any parent will tell you that kids are funny:  they each come with their own unique skill sets, interests, passions and dreams.

And as any parent will also tell you, it is hard finding out how to develop each child, individually!

How do you encourage the athletic daughter while also encouraging your academic son?  What benefits does the goofball kid have, who has a ton of energy and makes people laugh all the time?  How do we help the child who never stops talking to control their thought process, as well as helping the quiet child to express themselves without forcing them into it?

In this series we are going to explore how to raise  Leaders, Artists, Engineers & Goofballs!

 

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Sometimes A Homeschooling Mom Needs Encouragement. Sometimes, The Kids Do.

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.” – Walter Scott

We have been homeschooling for over 6 years now.

I started teaching them in Kindergarten, and the oldest is finishing up 5th grade this year!  That is  180 days of school for six years, which would be  (hold on, let me get my calculator because I still can’t do math in my head…) 1,800 days of school.

1,800 days of school.

I don’t know if I’ve done 1,800 days of laundry in my lifetime….well, maybe.  But that’s hard to say for sure.

But I can tell you that during these 1,800 days of schooling I have relied on inspirational quotes to encourage me.  I need to persevere through the day, through the distractions, through the work.  I need to believe that sometimes pushing myself and sometimes pushing my kids is worth it; and I need to believe that even if we take a whole week off for Spring Break that the world isn’t going to fall apart, and we are going to actually feel rejuvenated and better if we relax and unwind for a while.

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